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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

The Department of African American Studies is an intellectual community committed to producing, refining and advancing knowledge of Black people in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa. A key component of our mission is to interrogate the meanings and dimensions of slavery and colonialism, and their continuing political, social and cultural implications.


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Note :  Ends abruptly as on original tape. Description :  Celebrated author and Black intellectual James Baldwin's historic speech at Berkeley High School, as part of his wider visit to the area. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the UC Berkeley African American Studies Department. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition,...
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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
by Burch, Claire; Weiman, Mark
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Description :   Original mixed media images done by Berkeley based artist, poet and filmographer Claire Burch. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright Status Unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Note :  Ends abruptly as on original tape. Description :  Celebrated author and Black intellectual James Baldwin's visit to Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High School in Berkeley, as part of his wider visit to the area. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the UC Berkeley African American Studies Department. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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Note : Banding, tearing, and some flagging as on original tapes. Part 1: Mary Lou Patterson begins at 00:15:50; Part 2: Ericka Huggins at beginning of tape, Attorney Howard Moore begins at 00:27:00; Part 3: Sister Don Duggan begins at 00:25:06; Part 4: Sister [Aziza] begins at 00:15:35, Charles Chapel from Coalition Against Police Abuse begins at 00:25:40; Part 5: Fleeta Drumgo begins at 00:04:55, Elena Beck from Gary Tyler Committee begins at 00:21:20, Tahimbe from Republic of New Afrika...
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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Note : Flagging visible at top of frame, uneven luminance levels. Banding and tearing throughout tape. Harry Edwards rally begins at 00:40:20. Description : UC Berkeley's First Black History Month Proceedings. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Note : Banding, flagging, breakup, and tearing as on original tapes. Description : UC Berkeley's First Black History Month Proceedings. Part 1: 00:02:10-00:35:00: African Music and Dance Ensemble, San Francisco-based and closely affiliated with the UC Berkeley Music Department's African Music Ensemble. 00:35:00-01:03:41: Hedzoleh Soundz from Accra, Ghana. Part 2: Hedzoleh Soundz Part 3: UC Berkeley Sociology Professor Harry Edwards discusses controversial denial of tenure from...
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Note :  Part 2 is audio only for last 30 seconds. Part 5 has low audio levels. Description :  The only known footage of the State of the Race Conference in Los Angeles, a three-day assembly called by the San Francisco-based Pan-Afrikan Secretariat and held in the heart of the Los Angeles black community.  This was the first major national conference to deal with the total range of political, social, cultural and economic questions facing Black people since the Congress of African Peoples in...
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Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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Note : Banding, tearing, and flagging as on original tapes. Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements,...
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Date : 19uu-10-14 Note : Saint Clair Drake presentation begins around 00:06:00 on Part 1. Abrupt cuts between tapes, missing content. Breakup on Part 3, image improves at 00:07:36. Description : Part 1: Saint Clair Drake introduced by Prof. A. Yansani; Part 2: Prof. A. Yansani with Respondent Prof. Kay Larson; Part 3: Ali A. Mazuri with Respondent Prof. Mohammed Hermassi. Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African...
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Note : Content is incomplete. Image lag, flagging, and tearing after 00:33:06. Also see audio recording of main presentation . Description : UC Berkeley's First Black History Month Proceedings. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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Note : Banding and tearing as on original tapes. Additional Description : Note on original containers: t01: "Afro Amer. studies, Mrs. Christopher Davis Roberts"; t02: "Questions, Afro Am., Davis". Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
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Date : 19uu-11-17 Note : Tearing and banding as on original tapes. Camera tests until 00:01:07 on Part 1. Additional Description : Labels on original containers: t01: "Afro American Studies #1. Introduction and Elaine Brown"; t02: "Elaine Brown and Abdul Kalima"; t03: "Abdul Kalima and reactants"; t04: "Discussants and Reactions". Source : 4 Tapes of 4: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African...
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Note : Distorted, low audio level until 00:03:48 on Part 1. Flagging at top of picture, image lag, and tearing as on original tapes. Additional Description : Notes on original containers: t01: "Soledad Brothers"; t02: "Soledad Brothers, Simmons"; t03: "Prof. Simmons"; t04: "D'Army Bailey #4"; t05: "D'Army Bailey #5". Source : 5 Tapes of 5: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American...
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Date : 19uu-10-29 Note : Missing content between Parts 2 and 3. Content ends abruptly. Description : Prof. William Abraham introduced by by Prof. A. Yansani with Respondents Drs. Carling Young and William Bascom Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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Note : Audio only recorded on video. Content begins abruptly. Audio level drops abruptly at 00:04:28 and is extremely low for duration of recording. Also see video recording of question and answer section . Description : UC Berkeley's First Black History Month Proceedings. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
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Note : Camera tests until 00:00:57 on Part 1. Flagging visible at top of picture, banding, and low luminance as on original tapes. Description : Part 1: Strayhorn; Part 2: Strayhorn 2. Johnson Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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